Medical Technologists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $31.49 per hour on average; Emergency Room Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $28.46, followed by Registered Nurses earning about $27.79 and Mammography Technologists making around $21.19. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only $11.82 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($28.48 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Ga.; Powder Springs, Ga. (about $27.02), Atlanta, Ga. (around $26.20), and Marietta, Ga. ($17.81) are the next top-paying cities. Douglasville, Ga. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $12.99.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $17.29 per hour. The largest fraction of WellStar Health System people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $17.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $27.99 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) make the most here, hauling in around $29.04 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Intensive Care Unit; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $27.99 per hour. A garden variety skill at WellStar Health System is Acute Care; slightly less than a fifth of WellStar Health System's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Emergency Room, Customer Service, and Electronic Medical Records.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent have paid vacation, and only about 22 percent can take paid time off for illness. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Most employees receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance and tuition reimbursement.